In this passage we see Adam and Eve created and living with one another and God in Eden. They are busy cultivating the garden--they've been allowed a garden in the midst of the new creation and are taming it together.
Will the garden grow? Will Eve and Adam flourish? Can they dwell peaceably on the earth? You know the answer, but there is so much more to consider.
God is the Creator and he creates through speech. This is not the gaggles of gods found in Egypt, Babylon, or Rome, in which creation comes through procreation with other gods. This God speaks and from his speech comes life, definition, clarity, and even separation.
The Hebrew word for chaos and void is TOHUWABOHU. Formless. Void. Do you ever look at your inward tohuwabohu and wo...